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"Unbelievably frustrating": Sen. Ron Johnson on Hunter Biden facts finally coming out

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August 29, 2023 1:45 pm

"Unbelievably frustrating": Sen. Ron Johnson on Hunter Biden facts finally coming out

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August 29, 2023 1:45 pm

Sen. Ron Johnson joined Brian to react to his interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin. The Wisconsin senator took particular issue with the White House dismissing the interview while also downplaying Johnson's own efforts in the senate to uncover illegal or unethical activity by the Bidens in Ukraine.

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I said, you're not getting the billion. I'm going to be leaving here. I think it was what, six hours? I looked, I said, I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor's not fired, you're not getting the money. Oh, son of a bitch. You got fired.

And they put in place someone who was solid at the time. You're not going to get the money. You're not going to get the money. You're not going to get the money.

You're not going to get the money. You're not going to get your own and hold it over somebody said upon further review when he came back and said, you know, the president said if you want to finish that sentence, maybe he said President Obama expected you to give this to us. You not hold it over our heads.

Why would you do that? And turns out he had felt as though he had control of it. Well, I had a chance to interview the prosecutor Shokin and get his point of view and he says he was actually pursuing the right to do it. And it was Joe Biden that told the shank.

Oh, you're going to get you better fire him or or you don't get the money. So he got fired and no one's really talked to him since he's been somewhat in isolation. And when the White House did respond, one of the people they brought up to say that Shokin is no good. And this investigation that Fox is doing is always yields nothing. Just like Ron Johnson's investigation. When the senator from Wisconsin was chairman of his Senate. And when the senator from Washington was chairman of it, you could just go to and get the money.

And for that reason, that's funny. They didn't want to four years after their last debate in the Senate editorial committee when they had the majority. So let's bring in senator Ron Johnson center. What is your take on being derided by the from the White House when your name was even brought up?

Why morning. Well, I'm not President Biden's favorite senator. Well, let's put it that way.

So he'll do anything he can when he has the opportunity to denigrate me. But I mean, the fact of the matter is, is, you know, the Biden crime family are corrupt. And it's becoming more and more obvious.

It's been obvious to me for years. unbelievably frustrating to see so much that Senator Grassley and I uncovered. You know now it's starting to be reported in some news outlets, mainly conservative outlets, but I've known this for years. But just to put this in all perspective, in June of 2015, you know, Schulken was fired in early 2016. June 2015, Victoria Nuland, who was the Assistant Secretary of State per year serving under Kerry, on behalf of Kerry, wrote to Viktor Schulken, the new prosecutor general, in glowing terms, saying he was doing a fabulous job and and then the Ambassador Pyatt hand-delivered that letter. A few months later, Ambassador Pyatt, because the entire US policy toward Ukraine was focusing on helping them rid the country of just endemic corruption, and he gave a speech.

He called out Burisma as one of the corrupt companies, and the result of that is Schulken, whether he was investigating before or after, redoubled their efforts and began to vigorously investigate Burisma. So again, I don't have the emails to back up my next statements, but you can just imagine, Burisma starts putting pressure on Hunter Biden, who they're paying, you know, millions of dollars for protection money, to say he'd take care of this, and on a dime. And by the way, this caught the State Department completely off guard. We've got a chain of emails now been released where the Ukrainian official is contacting Ambassador Pyatt, going, hey, what's the deal here?

You're going to be holding up the billion dollars of loan guarantees. What's pulling off here? And Ambassador Pyatt writes to Eric Cheramella and other people in the State Department, buckle in. I mean, they were all caught off guard. Eric Cheramella, if you remember that name from the impeachment, was also completely caught off guard. They thought Schulken was doing a good job, and U.S. policy, led by Vice President Biden at the time, all of a sudden turned on a dime.

Gee, I wonder why that is. I mean, again, it's so obvious, except it's not obvious to the mainstream media. From the Fox News Podcasts Network, I'm Ben Domenech, Fox News contributor and editor of the daily newsletter, and I'm inviting you to join a conversation every week. It's the Ben Domenech Podcast. Subscribe and listen now by going to

Here's what Schulken said to me, cut 11. I have no doubt that there were illegal activities engaged in by Burisma. As a matter of fact, the criminal case had been started before me.

It continued to expand, and Porchevsky, who at the time held the post as minister and was the founder and CEO of Burisma, started bringing in people who could provide protection for him. Hunter Biden was among them, and the corruption network expanded as a result. So, yes, to answer your question, there's no doubt in my mind that Burisma was engaged in illegal activities. And they said he was not looking into him, but he says he was looking into him, and that is the reason why he was fired.

And he went on to say this about Hunter Biden, cut 12. I do not want to deal in unproven facts, but my firm personal conviction is that, yes, this was the case. They were being bribed. The fact that Joe Biden gave away $1 billion in U.S. money in exchange for my dismissal, my firing, isn't that alone a case of corruption? And I'll put that to you, isn't that, Senator?

Yes, again, it's been obvious. Let's go back in time and talk about other facts. So 2014, February had the revolution of dignity in Ukraine. Two months later, Devin Archer meets with Vice President Biden in the White House a couple of days before Biden goes to Ukraine, as is dubbed the point person for the Obama administration in Ukraine. A day after that, Devin Archer joins the board of Burisma. A few days after that, the UK, Britain, seizes about $20 million of assets of Locheski, the owner, the corrupt oligarch of the corrupt oil company, Burisma. A few weeks after that, Hunter Biden joins the board of Burisma.

They knew exactly how corrupt Burisma was. It was public information. Obviously, the Ambassador Pyatt knew that because he's calling out Burisma in a speech over a year later. So the Bidens, they've always known, just like with Patrick Ho, the blankety-blank spy chief of China that paid Hunter Biden a million dollars when he was arrested on money laundering charges, which he was convicted of, by the way. So the Bidens are sleazy, okay?

They've always known the people they're dealing with. Now it's interesting that Miranda, actually it's Joe Sperry, Paul Sperry, in Real Clear Politics is talking about an individual that's being interviewed on the classified documents case who was caught up in the Clinton-Chinagate fundraising scandal. This is an individual that Hunter Biden's been dealing with for years when he apparently had connection with the Commerce Department. So the connections are being made.

They've been known for years. The Biden crime family is corrupt. The media ought to know about this, but again, they got Joe Biden who campaigned from his basement elected president. They're going to continue to cover up for him until the very last. Let me tell you, tell me if you think this is a bridge too far. Viktor Shokin was asked about the impact of Biden having the portfolio and being in charge of U.S. relations with Ukraine at a very tenuous time, cut 14. It is public knowledge. Everybody knows that it was because of Joe Biden's actions that Russia was able to claim Crimea without firing a single shot, which of course eventually led to a full scale war that is currently underway.

And I do talk about this in my book, but yes, the damage has been done. Well, I mean, that's a big leap. I asked him a substantiate. He couldn't yet, he said, but he believes and that's where I'll pursue if I get a follow up interview. He believes all of this and the U.S. role there allowed Crimea to be taken, maybe sending mixed signals to Russia. Again, it's speculation. Nobody knows, but we know that Joe Biden was given these portfolios and we also now know the National Archives are now reporting that they have 5,400 emails of Joe Biden's where he used his pseudonym.

And by the way, I and Senator Grassley wrote to the White House Council back in 2021 three times plus National Archives on these pseudonyms that Joe Biden is using, using a private email server, which violates the Federal Records Act, which Vice President Biden knew full well because Hillary Clinton had an email scandal because she was using a private email server for her official business. So again, I mean, this is such a level of corruption. It is just jaw dropping. But what's so frustrating to me is I've known about this.

I've been trying to get this out for years. And of course, Senator Grassley, my report was termed Russian disinformation, like we were soliciting, disseminating Russian disinformation back in 2020. That's been their playbook. So in the in the response that they gave me with the Shokin interview, they say Senator Johnson, other Senate Republicans in the Senate, in the Ukraine caucus, sent a letter to President Poroshenko saying, we simply urge you to press ahead with urgent reform to the prosecutor general's office in judiciary. Is that true? Yeah, but understand how that how that letter gets prompted. There was a firing of somebody else in the government and Ukraine process led by Dick Durbin and Rob Portman. They probably get a call from the State Department, hey, we need reinforcement to again, put pressure on Ukraine to keep going down the road of anti-corruption. So I mean, that's just a run of the mill letter. You notice at that point in time, I'm sure I didn't know who Viktor Shokin was. And if you're going to fight corruption in Ukraine, it's going to focus on the prosecutor general office. Listen to this show ad free on Fox News podcast plus on Apple podcast, Amazon music with your prime membership or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
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